Gail Sheehy, Jimi Hendrix, Alger Hiss

On this day: November 27
Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury (1954)

The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000 (1965)

The leftwing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the nation's first elected female Prime Minister (1999)

b: Alexander Dubček (1921), Gail Sheehy (1937), Jimi Hendrix (1942); d: Harvey Milk (1978), George Moscone (1978)

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